Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Spring is finally here! The weather has ranged from cool and rainy to warm and steamy the last few days. We got some much needed rain, with more to come over the next few days. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will clear out of here by mid week so that everything dries out for shearing on Saturday.
Still no new lambs but there are three ewes due this week. Their due dates are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but I am hoping they will follow Lark's lead and lamb a few days early, so it'll be done before shearing.
I've been limiting computer time as I have had to really scramble to get things in some sort of order before Saturday. Since it rained most of Saturday, I spent the day cleaning house. It's amazing how dirty and piled up the corners can get over winter! I've still got a few more areas to hit, but it's coming together now. In between the rains and house cleaning, I've been moving panels around and building temporary fencing for the big day. I can't do a whole lot until Friday but this will help have everything in place.
My tomato sprouts are up and growing and the peppers are tentatively poking their little heads up out of the soil. As you can see they had to be 'caged' for their own protection! I've had to use a grow light on them at times, as we had a week or so of grey weather and they needed the boost.
I can't believe how the grass is growing now, after the rain. In another three to four weeks, the lower pasture should be good to graze. That'll be appreciated by the sheepies and the new babies.
That's it for now. Hopefully things will settle down a bit after this week and I can start posting regularly again.
Have a great week!